Cast & Creative 2017-06-11T03:18:17+00:00
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CAST

Ily

the female lead

On the run with her irresponsible mother, Ily meets and falls for Arthur, though she is not sure whether he is a ghost or a lunatic. Either way, she is skeptical and does everything she can to keep her affection for him in check. She is witty, bright and thoughtful but more than a little bit guarded.

Arthur

the male lead

Falls for Ily, the first living girl he has ever met. While he is attracted to her lively spirit and energy, he knows that the fact that she is not a ghost presents quite a hurdle in their relationship. He is kind, naive and very genuine, and never having been in a romantic relationship before, does not play the games that are sometimes associated with trying to attract someone.

Gloria

Ily’s mother

Totally uninhibited, she is more of the child than Ily. She takes Ily with her as she flees from Rocco Antonucci, a loan-shark to whom she owes eighty-thousand dollars. The two of them seek refuge in a haunted house. (Think Karen Walker from “Will and Grace”.)

Vivian Lund

owner of the mansion and Arthur’s mother

She passed away in a fire that destroyed the mansion nearly 200 years ago. Her main objective is to look out for Arthur, and she is very concerned about his feelings toward a living girl. She is very loving and in fact very over-protective. (Think Bette Midler.)

Eleanor

Vivian’s level-headed maid

Eleanor also perished in the fire that destroyed part of the mansion, but has stayed by Vivian’s side and has in fact been as much a mother to Arthur as Vivian herself.

Shakespeare

Spirit of the immortal Bard, Shakespeare is the first of the love experts to help Arthur, but later proves invaluable in the quest to find the treasure of Lund Manor.

Elvis

Ghost of the iconic singer, Elvis also advises Arthur in the art of wooing women. His advice, however, centers on the irresistible appeal of music.

Casanova

The legendary lover and adventurer, Casanova is called upon by Arthur to advise him in the ways of love. He explains women are attracted to a man of action. It also doesn’t hurt to be unfathomably good-looking.

Valentino

Ghost of the silent film star, Valentino loses his sex appeal as soon as women hear his ridiculous voice. It is not surprising that he insists that women want a man of action, not words.

Tiffany

One of the love experts called on by Arthur, Tiffany does not seem to have any concrete advice to offer, yet she seems to have all of the “experts” falling at her feet.

Holmes

Actually a deceased traffic cop named Sarah Brodsky, she passed away before she had the chance to solve one great mystery. Now convinced that she is actually Sherlock Holmes, she is determined to solve the mystery of Lund Manor.

Watson

Holmes’ friend and sidekick. While Watson is fully aware that Holmes is actually delusional, he is determined to help his friend and love interest solve a mystery.

Toby

Was once owned by Ily until he was hit by a Mack truck, Toby is now passing his time as Holmes’ trusty blood-hound. He explains (yes, he can talk) to Ily that the accident with the truck was not her fault.

Rocco Antonucci

The gangster and loan shark who is after Gloria and Ily to collect her winnings from her card game with Gloria. When she meets Arthur, she tries to convince him to kill Gloria and Ily “in the name of love.”

Eddie

One of Rocco’s thugs, Eddie is actually smarter than he seems and is well-versed in art history. His knowledge of Sophie Manon’s art allows him to advise Rocco on the value of her self-portrait.

Maury

Rocco’s other goon. He is in fact as dumb as he looks.

Sophie Manon

The ghost of the artist herself, Sophie’s self-portrait hangs above the fireplace and may hold the key to the mystery of Lund Manor.

CREATIVE CREW

Dan Gallagher
Dan GallagherAuthor, Lyricist and Assistant Director
Dan Gallagher has done some plays. This is one of them.

www.dangallagherplaywright.com

Vivienne Deane
Vivienne DeaneMusical Composer and Musical Director
Vivienne has been singing since an early age, where she entertained her family and friends. As a professional, Vivienne has sung for television, radio and live engagements such as the International Jazz Festival, and recorded for numerous albums. Vivienne continues to sing, teach and direct choirs in Montreal. She is presently composing and arranging for a Musical comedy that’s to be presented in the near future.

www.viviennedeane.com

Jackie Robertin
Jackie RobertinDirector and Choreographer
Jacqueline Robertin has been doing theater for over 20 years. Daughter of an Air Force veteran, she spent her childhood in various parts of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, always in love with the different cultural styles of dance. She fell in love with theater though, here in America, while she was in high school, and has had a passion for it ever since. Over the past 17 years, she has choreographed over 70 shows, and over the past 12 years, directed over 40, for community theater groups and high school drama clubs all over the North Country.
Nikki Hilchey
Nikki HilcheyStage Manager
Nikki has been working on the technical aspects of shows since 1999 locally and in the Elmira area. Nikki has stage managed and been involved in other technical work with Adirondack Regional Theatre, Peru Music Theatre, Essex Theatre Company, Willsboro Drama Club, Ausable Valley Players, Peru Drama Club, and Clinton Community College’s Drama Club. Nikki also fundraises for Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.
Liane Tusa
Liane TusaProducer
Liane Tusa is a mother, a wife and a daycare owner/operator. She has always loved working on special projects. Whether it be renovating an old house or creating a special environment for children to play she has been highly rewarded by these experiences. She loves to see the finished product and people enjoying the creation.

www.petitsanges.ca
www.arthursgarden.ca

Tim Palkovic
Tim PalkovicSet Designer
Tim Palkovic is Professor Emeritus of Theater Arts at Plattsburgh State University where he served as a theater teacher, designer and director of plays. Tim received his PhD in Theater Arts from from The University of Minnesota in 1977 and BA and MA from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He served, during a sabbatical, as illustrator and designer for the Howard Harrill Company in North Carolina. He has also designed for the Depot Theater and Chazy Music Theater. In the summer Tim can be seen about town painting en-plein air with his easel and poch’e box. He is an active member of the figure drawing group that meets at the Strand Theater Center.
Jennifer Moore
Jennifer MoorePianist
Jennifer holds degrees in both piano performance (Purchase College, SUNY) and music education (Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam) and currently teaches PreK-12 music for the Willsboro Central School District in NY. Her performances have taken her to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, UNESCO (Paris), the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Essex Community Concert Series, and a New Year’s Gala for the Middlebury Town Hall Theater with Broadway and London’s West End leading lady, Alisa Endsley, and many regional venues in the Adirondacks.

Direct contact: (518) 396-6640

Elizabeth Ashley Smyth
Elizabeth Ashley SmythHead Make-Up Artist
Elizabeth has always had a love of the arts, whether it’s writing, playing guitar, singing, painting, fashion or make-up; she has always immersed herself in creativity. Elizabeth was the lead singer of a Montreal-based rock band for several years, and also went on to do a solo acoustic project. More recently, she has broadened her abilities and passion for make-up, building her inventory with all the latest must-have cosmetic collections and items!